The FIFA Puskás Award

The FIFA Puskás Award

The FIFA Puskás Award is given to the player judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant goal, regardless of championship, gender or nationality and scored without the result of luck or a mistake and in support of fair play.

The award was established in 2009, when the shortlist of ten nominees was announced. Cristiano Ronaldo took home the inaugural Puskás Award – honouring the late Hungarian legend who scored countless stunning goals for Real Madrid (even if the award-winning goal was scored for Manchester United).

A list of eleven candidates is drawn up by an experts' panel. The winner of the Award will be selected by an international jury comprising, on the one hand, a panel of FIFA Legends and, on the other hand, fans from all over the world registered on Each of the two groups of voters within the jury has the same electoral weight irrespective of the actual number of voters in those groups (i.e. the votes of the FIFA Legends and fans shall each make up half of the poll, notwithstanding the number of voters in each group).

The winners of all of the awards will be revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich on 17 January 2022.

To vote for your winner, click on 1. To vote for your runner-up, click on 2. And for your third placed preference, click on 3.

Vote for The Candidates

Best goal of the Copa América 2021. After some controlled possession in midfield, a cross from the right-hand side was met with a thumping, acrobatic volley.
With as many as five nearby defenders for company, the forward escaped with close control and a superb swivel in the box before a clinical finish.
Outstanding awareness and technique to pull off a driven rabona inside the penalty area.
Right-footed, acrobatic back-heeled volley.
Controlled a sweeping diagonal ball with his left heel on the run, turned a defender inside out in the penalty area and sealed an individual goal with a calm finish.
Right-footed volley from 30m, with exquisite technique to control the dropping ball.
Slaloming run with astonishing close control and an exquisite lifted finish.
Resisted tackles as she cut into the D from the left and unleashed an unstoppable shot to win the game.
Goalkeeper caught off his line with a lob from the halfway line.
Great decision-making and technique combined for this bicycle kick from around the penalty spot.
Delicate left-footed lob from the edge of the penalty area after having recovered possession.